A teen in Japan was forced to dye her hair to follow dress code and is now suing for $20,000 for hair damage. It should be said that Japanese culture is very different than US culture. As a part of school dress code for Kaifukan (the school that the teen went to), it is mandatory all students have black hair. This posed an issue to the teen, since her hair was naturally not black.
Allegedly the teen was forced by school officials to dye her hair black, to fit with dress code. This tradition kept up to the point that her hair was being dyed once every four days. Time after time the bleach on her hair left burns on her scalp, according to ALLURE.
Now the teen is 18 years old and is suing the local government for 2.2 million yen (20 thousands dollars) for damages to her hair. Hopefully this will spark some change in Japan to change situations like this one. It makes you wonder how far is too far when it comes to dress codes!
Story by Graham Brooks